Jet Airways gets security clearance, will start commercial flights in next few months

New Delhi : The test flight required to obtain the certificate has also been successfully completed. Jet Airways on Thursday launched a test flight from Hyderabad airport. After completing the rest of the formalities, the airline will be able to start commercial flights in the next few months. The Jalan-Clark consortium is currently the promoter […]
 


Jet Airways gets security clearance, will start commercial flights in next few months

New Delhi : The test flight required to obtain the certificate has also been successfully completed. Jet Airways on Thursday launched a test flight from Hyderabad airport. After completing the rest of the formalities, the airline will be able to start commercial flights in the next few months.

The Jalan-Clark consortium is currently the promoter of Jet Airways. Earlier the company was owned by Naresh Goyal. Jet Airways has ceased operations on April 17, 2019. In a letter sent by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to the airline on May 6, it was informed that the Ministry of Home Affairs has given security clearance. The letter has also been sent to aviation safety regulator DGCA and aviation safety regulator BCAS. After a successful test flight, the airline must now operate a proven flight. After which the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will issue the Air Operator Certificate.

Proven flights are similar to commercial flights. However, DGCA and airline officials sit as passengers. This flight also has a cabin crew. The lenders’ consortium led by State Bank of India (SBI) had filed a bankruptcy petition in June 2019 seeking recovery of dues of over Rs 8,000 crore. In October 2020, the airline’s committee of creditors (CoC) approved the resolution process. The scheme was launched by a consortium of UK based CalRock Capital and UAE based entrepreneur Murari Lal Jalan. The proposal was also approved by the National Company Law Tribunal in June 2021.